Firefighters tackle blaze close to historic Royal High School building

Four appliances attended Calton Hill on Sunday afternoon.

Firefighters tackle blaze close to historic Royal High School building in Edinburgh STV News
The Scottish Fire and Rescue confirmed it was tackling a large gorse fire.

Firefighters in Edinburgh are tackling a blaze close to the historic Royal High School building.

Four appliances attended the scene at Calton Hill on Sunday afternoon at around 3.15pm.

The Scottish Fire and Rescue confirmed it was tackling a large gorse fire.

There were no reports of any injuries.

A Scottish Fire and Rescue Service spokeswoman said: “Four appliances are in attendance and we are currently tackling a large gorse fire.”

Edinburgh Central MSP Angus Robertson tweeted: “Very worrying and dramatic scenes from central Edinburgh with fire on Calton Hill by the historic Royal High School building.

“Wishing all the best to the emergency services at the scene.”